Why is my slab cracked?
Concrete, by nature, is prone to cracks in the case of normal wear and tear and also in the drying process when first formed. Additionally, the unwelcome presence of water in or around a home’s foundation can be a cause of cracked concrete.
A burst pipe could allow water to sneak in underneath your home and do a lot of damage as well. If there are environmental changes to the integrity of the soil around your home, your foundation can be at risk for sinking and, as such, your slab foundation is at risk of cracking.
Finally, if the slab foundation under your home is old or if it was not properly reinforced with rebar when built, there is a significant risk for cracking.
How do I know if my slab is cracked?
As stated above, there are a variety of reasons that a slab will crack. That said, if a crack is not properly repaired early on, it can expand and become a much larger problem for your foundation.
Luckily, there are several indicators that you can see around your home that will help you catch a cracked foundation and get it repaired before it’s too late.